The New York Police Department, which has been arresting tens of thousands of people a year for low-level marijuana possession, is poised to stop making such arrests and to issue tickets instead, according to law enforcement officials.
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In a report issued late last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman analyzed the impact of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk search policies on the state's criminal justice system—and on the people victimized by them. The results are illuminating, but not pretty.
John Liu, NYC Comptroller, has released a report detailing plans to overhaul the city’s broken marijuana laws by taxing and regulating recreational use.
A federal judge Monday found that the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk search tactics violated the constitutional rights of racial minorities in the city and ordered a federal monitor to oversee broad reforms in the department.
City Council made an important choice to add more oversight to NYPD policies, like stop-and-frisk, that are discriminatory
Efforts to decriminalize marijuana in New York City-- the pot arrest capital of the world-- seem to be paying off.